National Relaxation Day

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National Relaxation Day
Observed byUnited States
Date15 August

National Relaxation Day is an annual event on 15 August. It was proposed by nine-year-old Sean Moeller of Clio, Michigan in 1985.[1][2] Moeller’s grandfather, William D. Chase was the founder of Chase’s Calendar of Annual Events

The event is recognised on social media with the hashtag #NationalRelaxationDay – which has been used by a range of public institutions, media organisations and charities such as BBC Earth,[3] the Mental Health Foundation,[4] The New Scientist,[5] Sport England[6] and the US Army.[7] National Relaxation Day has also been utilized by Tommy Bahama for marketing purposes. National Relaxation Day is sometimes confused with National Slacker Day, which was created in Britain as a homage to National Relaxation Day.

Starting in 2016, Moeller recognizes one individual for having a noteworthy proclivity for relaxation. This year, the distinction has been bestowed upon Erin Nukic, who is near and dear to the heart of Moeller.


  1. ^ "National Relaxation Day 2017: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know". Retrieved 15 August 2017.
  2. ^ "Wake-Up Call: New Report Reveals Why Half Of Americans Don't Get Needed Sleep". Forbes. Retrieved 15 August 2017.
  3. ^ "Happy #NationalRelaxationDay". Retrieved 15 August 2017.
  4. ^ "Taking a break - even if it's really short - can be great for mental health. Try it today for #NationalRelaxationDay!". Retrieved 15 August 2017.
  5. ^ "Meditation boosts genes that promote good health #NationalRelaxationDay". Retrieved 15 August 2017.
  6. ^ "Sport and activity is proven to improve mood and de-stress mind and body – so what will you be doing this #NationalRelaxationDay?". Retrieved 15 August 2017.
  7. ^ "Nothing like a relaxing mud bath at the spa! How do you relax? #USArmy #Soldiers #NationalRelaxationDay". Retrieved 15 August 2017.